Environment

UN: World Hunger Increases for Third Straight Year due to Climate Change

UN: World Hunger Increases for Third Straight Year due to Climate Change

July 28, 2019

Cindy Holleman of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says climate change, conflict, and economic stagnation are increasing hunger

MSNBC & CNN To Host Climate Town Halls for Candidates

MSNBC & CNN To Host Climate Town Halls for Candidates

July 26, 2019

Sunrise Movement fellow Zina Rodriguez says she celebrates the moves from two major networks, but they don’t change the need for a real climate debate

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed To "Off The Charts" Heat

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

July 26, 2019

Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, just as the US, Europe, and India are experiencing this Summer

Is It Time To Nationalize The Fossil Fuel Industry?

Is it Time to Nationalize the Fossil Fuel Industry?

July 26, 2019

In part 2 of her interview, Democracy Collaborative’s Johanna Bozuwa argues that the fastest way for the U.S. to lower greenhouse gas emissions and create a just transition is to buy out the entire fossil fuel industry

At City Hall, Debates Over Water Affordability Measures Rage On

At City Hall, Debates Over Water Affordability Measures Rage On

July 26, 2019

After a ransomware attack that shut down the city’s billing system, Baltimoreans are bracing themselves to receive three months of bills. Affordability advocates are continuing to push for income-based billing 

Study: Breaching “Carbon Threshold” Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Oceans

Study: Breaching ‘Carbon Threshold’ Could Trigger Mass Extinction in Oceans

July 25, 2019

MIT scientist Daniel Rothman explains that the earth’s oceans may be at the ‘precipice of excitation,’ due to carbon in the oceans, which would unleash a mass extinction of life

New York Blackout Prompts Call for Publicly Owned Energy

New York Blackout Prompts Call for Publicly Owned Energy

July 25, 2019

Energy mismanagement in New York City and California has sparked questions about their ownership models. Democracy Collaborative’s Johanna Bozuwa says making utilities public would help foster democracy and fight the climate crisis

The Green New Deal is Built on Decades of Climate Justice Organizing

The Green New Deal is Built on Decades of Climate Justice Organizing

July 23, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, Climate Justice Alliance’s Anthony Rogers-Wright talks about how movements—and candidates—can fight for frontline communities by scaling up and out solutions that are already working

Philadelphia Activist: 'Oil Refinery Explosion Literally Rocked the Very Foundation of my Community'

Philadelphia Activist: ‘Oil Refinery Explosion Literally Rocked the Very Foundation of My Community’

July 21, 2019

The refinery is set to shut down after an explosion that could have killed millions, but at Netroots Nation 2019, Philly Thrive member .O says it was already negatively impacting low-income Black people who live nearby

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

Some Candidates Have Climate Plans, But Are They Climate Justice Plans?

July 19, 2019

At Netroots Nation 2019, 350.org’s Thanu Yakupitiyage says she’s looking for every presidential candidate to release tangible climate plans, bring frontline communities into the room, and take on the fossil fuel industry and its money